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Government by the People, Election Update

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ISBN-10: 0131939068

ISBN-13: 9780131939066

Edition: 5th 2005 (Brief Edition)

Authors: James MacGregor Burns, Jack Peltason, Tom Cronin, David O'Brien, David Magleby

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List price: $69.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Born in Melrose, Massachusetts, in 1918, James Burns was educated at Williams College and Harvard University (Ph.D., 1947). In 1941 he began teaching at Williams, where he remains as Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Although a political scientist by training, Burns approaches his work with the eye of a historian. His forte is American political history, as masterfully demonstrated in his popular biographies of Franklin Roosevelt The Lion and the Fox (1956), and Roosevelt: The Soldier of Fortune (1970). He completed john Kennedy: A Political Profile in 1959. He also wrote a multivolume history titled The American Experiment: The Vineyard of Liberty (1982). Burns's two volumes on the life and work of FDR won him the Pulitzer Prize, the Parkman Prize, and the National Book Award. The first volume of The American Experiment earned him a second Pulitzer. Not content with merely writing about politics and political history, Burns has long been active on the national political scene. In 1958 he ran unsuccessfully for Congress.